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Susan Boyle concert cancelled

Also: Nicole Scherzinger might sing at Mandela's funeral.

Susan Boyle's performance in Abu Dhabi has been cancelled and according to her website she will not be doing any shows until her UK tour in March. EPA/CASPER CHRISTOFFERSEN
Susan Boyle's performance in Abu Dhabi has been cancelled and according to her website she will not be doing any shows until her UK tour in March. EPA/CASPER CHRISTOFFERSEN

The National staff and agency

Susan Boyle concert cancelled

Susan Boyle’s Abu Dhabi performance for Friday has been cancelled, according to organisers. The 52-year-old singer and former Britain’s Got Talent star was scheduled to perform at the Zayed Cricket Stadium. “AUH Live and Susan Boyle’s Management sincerely regret to announce the cancellation of Susan Boyle’s show at the Zayed Cricket Stadium on Friday, December 13, due to logistical production difficulties that prevent the show going ahead at this time,” read the statement. “Ticket refunds may be obtained via Ticketmaster Customer Service.” Boyle’s Abu Dhabi’s performance was part of her debut world tour, which would have seen her perform a string of shows in North America. According to her website, Boyle will not stage any shows until her UK tour in March next year. The singer made headlines on Sunday after revealing she was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome. Speaking to The Observer newspaper, Boyle said the diagnosis came as a relief. “Now I have a clearer understanding of what’s wrong and I feel relieved and a bit more relaxed about myself,” she said. Boyle has recently released her fifth album, Home for Christmas, containing festive tunes including a posthumous duet with Elvis Presley on O Come All Ye Faithful. – The National staff

Nicole Scherzinger might sing at Mandela’s funeral

The singer Nicole Scherzinger will reportedly perform at the funeral of the anti-apartheid icon and former South African president Nelson Mandela. Mandela died on December 5. The funeral is on Saturday in Qunu in Eastern Cape Province, South Africa. The former Pussycat Doll is said to have met Mandela’s daughters at London’s Mandarin Hotel and they discussed a potential performance, reports femalefirst.co.uk. According to The Sun newspaper, an insider said: “During the chat Nicole had with the daughters it was mentioned she should sing at his funeral, or at least be a very prominent guest.” – IANS

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